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Railway Engineering Objective Type Questions

Practice Test: Question Set - 19


1. Monnier, the inventor of R.C.C., suggested the introduction of reinforced cement concert sleepers for the railways in
    (A) 1857
    (B) 1867
    (C) 1877
    (D) 1887

2. Switch angle depends on
    (i) Heel divergence
    (ii) Length of tongue rail
    (iii) Flange-way clearance
    (iv) Throw of switch
The correct answer is
    (A) (i) and (ii)
    (B) (ii) and (iii)
    (C) (iii) and (iv)
    (D) (i) and (iv)

3. Minimum packing space provided between two sleepers, is between
    (A) 20 to 25 cm
    (B) 25 to 30 cm
    (C) 30 to 35 cm
    (D) 35 to 40 cm

4. Dog spikes are used for fixing rail to the
    (A) Wooden sleepers
    (B) CST-9 sleepers
    (C) Steel trough sleepers
    (D) Concrete sleepers

5. Distance between inner faces of the flanges, is kept
    (A) Equal to the gauge distance
    (B) Slightly less than the gauge distance
    (C) Slightly more than the gauge distance
    (D) None of these

6. Anti-creep bearing plates are provided on
    (A) Bridges and approaches
    (B) Joints
    (C) Both (A) and (B)
    (D) None of the above

7. A mono-block sleeper has
    (A) Square section
    (B) Rectangular section
    (C) Trapezoidal section
    (D) Semi-circular section

8. The distance through which the tongue rail moves laterally at the toe of the switch for movement of trains is called
    (A) Flange-way clearance
    (B) Heel divergence
    (C) Throw of the switch
    (D) None of the above

9. Coal ash (or cinder) is used in initial stages of a new construction of railway for
    (A) Wooden sleepers
    (B) Steel sleepers
    (C) Cast iron sleepers
    (D) None of these

10. Normally the limiting value of cant is
    (A) G/8
    (B) G/10
    (C) G/12
    (D) G/15
Where ‘G’ is the gauge

11. Width of the top portion of a flat footed, rail, is
    (A) 69.85 mm
    (B) 63.50 mm
    (C) 66.77 mm
    (D) 136.52 mm

12. Rails are bent to correct curvature if the degree of curve, is more than
    (A) 1°
    (B) 2°
    (C) 3°
    (D) 4°

13. Minimum depth of ballast prescribed of B.G. trunk lines of Indian Railways, is
    (A) 20 cm
    (B) 15 cm
    (C) 25 cm
    (D) 30 cm

14. Boxing of ballast is done
    (A) Under rails
    (B) At the rails
    (C) In between two rails
    (D) In between two sleepers

15. Maximum wheel base distance provided on Indian B.G. tracks, is
    (A) 4.096 m
    (B) 5.096 m
    (C) 6.096 m
    (D) 7.096 m

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